Superstar USA concludes tonight.

Superstar USA concludes tonight.
The humiliation ends tonight when The WB airs the seventh and final episode of Superstar USA, its Idol spoof. The three finalists will perform and then host Brian McFayden will risk injury to his pretty face by telling them they’ve been screwed. Ratings for the series have been poor (Variety says it’s “bringing a male aud to the net but is not performing that well overall”), as has critical reaction, so the joke’s on The WB. If a quasi-serious competition like American Idol can launch William Hung, did we really need a show that just produces crappy singers?

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.